Never content with having one exotic holiday planned, I've been on a mission to book another for 2007!
It's my big 3-0 next year you see and I really want to be away for it. My dream destination was Las Vegas with a group of friends but as my birthday is in July, I thought it would be too expensive for everyone. I'd already had a quote for a Virgin flight at over £700 just for the flight!
So, at the beginning of the week, I started my search for a new destination. This was the difficult bit saying as July is either monsoon, hurricane or just plain "off-season" at most of the exotic destinations. We first started to look at Dubai which while baking hot offered a luxury lifestyle. Just what Lorna's like. Next up was Mauritius. An exotic beach location which although being it's "winter" season would be hot, relatively dry and only winds causing the main concern. Then we eventually moved onto Barbados. Initiallyy we dismissed it as July is hurricane season in the Caribbean but after further investigation, we found that Barbados misses out on the hurricanes so would be an ideal place. We'd even found a lovely little hotel which offered the all-inclusive package but had only 23 bedrooms. It looked fab and we both fell in love with the idea of going there.
Then my fingers got twitchy and I just happened to look at how much Vegas in July would cost. So, onto Expedia and I was shocked to see they had a package to Vegas, staying at TI for only £725 per person! I started to look at pricing it up as a package separately and realised it was much less than we guessed.
Information gathered, I mailed some friends to test the water about the prices and got a positive response. So positive in fact that 2 of them went into work the next day and booked the time of work!
So that's it. I'll definately be in Vegas for my 30th birthday! Not sure where we're staying yet. We have reservations at both TI and Bellagio. If everyone books TI we'll stay there. If everyone does their own thing and books elsewhere then we'll be living it up in the Bellagio.
I am SOOOOOOOOOOO excited!! And only 10 months to wait... :oP